Conversion from the Korean dementia screening questionnaire to the informant questionnaire on cognitive decline in the elderly

Tae Young Yeo, Keonyeup Kim, Moon Ho Park

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Abstract

Purpose: The ability to convert scores between cognitive measurements would facilitate the longitudinal assessment of cognition in clinical practice and the comparison and synthesis of cognitive data from international, multicenter, or longitudinal studies. The primary aim of this study was to apply a simple and reliable method for converting scores from the Korean Dementia Screening Questionnaire (KDSQ) to those of the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE). Patients and methods: A total of 627 participants, with and without cognitive dysfunction, received both the KDSQ and the IQCODE at the same visit. The scores of both tools were calculated, and equipercentile equating was used to create a method for converting scores from the KDSQ to the IQCODE. Results: KDSQ scores were highly correlated with IQCODE scores (Pearson r = 0.905, P < 0.01). We developed scores for converting the KDSQ to the IQCODE using equipercentile equating and log-linear smoothing. We provide an easy-to-use table that enables the conversion of KDSQ scores to IQCODE scores. Conclusion: We delivered a simple and reliable method for converting scores from the KDSQ to the IQCODE. The conversion score table reported here enables direct and easy comparison of these cognitive measurements in older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3205-3211
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Equation
  • IQCODE
  • KDSQ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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